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Linzi Blakey

Verified Thinkfluencer
Global Head of HR Client Coverage
Standard Chartered Bank


Linzi is a force to be reckoned with – a top-level HR executive, champion of gender equality and support for working parents, and a former British Army reservist member. She currently leads global people strategy for the Client Coverage Management team at Standard Chartered Bank.

Fun Fact

Linzi once sailed the Southern Ocean from Cape Town to Sydney on an Army boat with 14 male soldiers. Brave!

Full Bio

Linzi is a powerhouse in the HR world, with over 25 years of experience in major blue chip multinationals such as BAE Systems, Royal Dutch Shell, Vodafone, and GSK. Her impressive career has taken her across the globe, living and working in Canada, The Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

In her current role as Global Head of HR Client Coverage at Standard Chartered Bank, Linzi is responsible for the people strategy of over 3,500 employees across 59 markets. She is also a Non-Executive Director on the board of CareRooms and has a keen interest in technology start-ups for investment.

Aside from her career, Linzi is a passionate advocate for gender equality and driving a step change for working parents. Linzi holds a Business Management and Economics degree and is a member of the Institute of Directors (IOD) & Albright – the UK’s only all-female members club. Outside of the corporate world, Linzi spent 5 years as a reservist member of the British Army starting off in the Royal Artillery regiment and finishing in the Intelligence Corp.

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